Unique to Michigan Ross, FACT groups are small teams — organized by career interest — that meet weekly and are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. The curriculum, developed by Career Development Office staff, provides both general and function-specific information, support, and accountability to you as a first-year MBA as you prepare for internship recruiting.
- Consulting (external & internal)
- Human Capital Consulting
- Brand Management: CPG & Products
- Product Management: Tech
- Marketing: Healthcare
- Marketing (other)
- Careers With Impact
- Leadership Rotational Programs
- Corporate Finance
- Investment Banking
- Investment Management
- Private Wealth Management
- Operations & Supply Chain
- Talent Management / HR
- Real Estate
- Niche Off-Campus
Coaching on Search Strategy
Meet with Career Development Office staff and/or peer coaches with expertise in your field of interest to map out your specific job-search plan.
Ross has 65 peer career coaches, more than any other MBA program. These fellow MBA students offer invaluable insight and perspective as you move through the recruiting process.
Coaching and Recruiting Prep Course
Over the summer before classes begin, you will meet with a staff career coach and participate in a recruiting prep course to help focus your career interest.
Career Action Days
Recruiting for internships starts sooner than you might think, in the fall of your first year. You’ll want to be prepared. With that in mind, your Ross MBA orientation includes three days of intensive career preparation. Sessions include:
- Developing your personal job search strategy.
- Alumni panels discussing varied career fields.
- How to “MBA-ize” your resume.
- Social-media tips, including using LinkedIn and keeping things professional on Instagram and Twitter.
- Professional portraits.
- International student-programming.
Career Self Assessment
If you’re not sure what you’d like to do after graduation, our Career Leader self-assessment program offers guidance and direction.
The resume that got you into business school will not be the same resume that gets you hired afterward. You can get personal attention and advice on your resume from our professional Career Development Office staff.
LinkedIn Profile Review
LinkedIn is more important than you might think. CDO professionals can help you leverage your profile to its best effect.
Many student clubs at Ross are organized around career interests, such as the Marketing Club, Tech Club, Healthcare & Life Science Club, Finance Club, and Consulting Club. These clubs help you network with other MBAs and alumni, sponsor conferences and special events focused on the field, and support you in your career pursuit.
Typically hourlong sessions focused on specific career areas of interest. Sample topics:
- Learning About Your Industry.
- Are You a Fit For Consulting?
- Pitches & Pizza - practice your stock pitch in front of top-notch portfolio managers.
- How to Conduct an Off-Campus Job Search.
- Job Searches for International Students in the U.S.
A wide selection of documents, videos, recorded seminars, and more to assist you in all facets of your search.
Staff librarians can help you work with our exclusive databases to research industries, job functions, and specific companies you may want to target.
Hear directly from top companies about what they offer, who they’re looking for, and why you’d want to work there.
Interact in a career-fair-style setting with company representatives who come to campus seeking new talent.
Meet informally one-on-one with recruiters to discuss corporate concepts and models.
Career tips and resources in your inbox every week.
Gain invaluable practice and helpful feedback to put your best self forward for the real thing.
Job Action Groups
Created specifically for students conducting off-campus job searches, Job Action Groups meet weekly with Career Development Office staff to discuss progress and explore next steps in the search.
Career Development Office Drop-In Hours
Daily availability for quick one-on-one questions with our professional career coaching staff.
Negotiating Offers and Decision Making
One-on-one consultations on negotiating job offers and deciding whether to accept.
Dedicated Team for Recruiters
Nearly 200 companies recruit on campus every year. In addition to coordinating on-campus recruiting events, scheduling and facilitating one-one-one interviews between students and company recruiters, the Career Development Office fosters new relationships with highly sought-after recruiters to ensure a variety of employers for Ross MBA grads.